Teacher Review For Mission US: For Crown or Colony?

Revolutionary War Role-Playing Game with Different Perspectives

Jessica L.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
Digitial Citizenship and EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
My students played all five sessions, and I used some of the teacher resources. There are a lot of teacher resources including vocabulary resources, pre-watching resources, and primary source resources. The key for me was to make sure that my students were drawing connections between the game and the content without making the game less engaging. For this reason, I only used some of the teacher resources. Students used the game mostly in school though some had to finish their session at home. The game is flash-based, and so occasionally we had difficulties with all 25 students playing the game at the same time.
My Take
I really like using this product with my students. As a teacher of US history, it is important for students to be engaged in the learning. My students really liked and the game and immediately asked if we were going to do the other game (there are now two games but the new game is a recent addition).